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Author: o1bigtenor
To: Devuan ML
Subject: [DNG] Request for assistance in dealing with a nouveau problem

This group has been far and above for approachability and helpfulness
in comparison to the predecessor group. This is not on devuan at this
point but I am working on moving my systems over - - - but aqs I've
had too many joys in the past - - - - I'm a little slow - - - -e
specially on my main system which this is.

I have filed an issue with the extract_firmware location but that
might take months until it is read and this needing to reboot
(followed by 1/2 hour of system setup) at least once every 24 hours is
enough to run anyone bananas!

Hopefully there is someone who might assist - - - - -

Running nouveau on debian testing with 2 graphics cards. 1. Nvidia
1050 Ti 2. Nvidia 570
Driving 5 monitors 1. 4k 2. rest 1920x1080
Driving seems to work well enough but i'm having to reboot at least
once every 24 hours.

Error in dmesg is:

[ 428.865383] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: Direct firmware load for
nouveau/nvc8_fuc084 failed with error -2
[ 428.865390] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: firmware: failed to load
nouveau/nvc8_fuc084d (-2)
[ 428.865391] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: Direct firmware load for
nouveau/nvc8_fuc084d failed with error -2
[ 428.865393] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: msvld: unable to load firmware data
[ 428.865394] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: msvld: init failed, -19

Working through the following page:


I get to

$ python2 extract_firmware.py # this script is for python 2 only

where I am using

extract_firmware.py (from right here)

my resultant is:

root@debianbase:/tmp/nouveau/nvidia# ls
extract_firmware.py NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.141.run
root@debianbase:/tmp/nouveau/nvidia# python3 extract_firmware.py
Please run this in a directory where NVIDIA-Linux-x86-340.108 is a subdir.

You can make this happen by running
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/340.108/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-340.108.run
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-340.108.run --extract-only

Note: You can use other versions/arches, see the source for what is acceptable.

In looking at the source code version 340.108 is that latest listed.

What and how do I change things so that I can extract this firmware
blob so that hopefully my error message will disappear and my system
will as robust as it was for the last 4 years. (I added the 5th
monitor and that's when the issue appeared.)